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***This article has been updated*** IndustriALL Global Union strongly condemns the Thai military government after it invoked new powers under the Public Assembly Act 2015 to end a peaceful protest by union members in Bangkok yesterday (6 January).
Today, on the World Day for Decent Work, IndustriALL Global Union has filed a complaint with the International Labour Organization (ILO) against the Royal Thai Government for serous violations of trade union rights.
On 22 September, eight major apparel brands released a joint letter urging Mexico’s government to comply with an ILO request for reforms to the country’s Federal Labour Law to ensure greater respect for the right of workers to freedom of association and collective bargaining.
IndustriALL Global Union proposes critical measures to end the pattern of protection contracts in Mexico that destroys all possibility of genuine social dialogue. These measures must also address the tripartite system of Labour Boards made up of government officials, business, and corrupt official labour unions which obstruct workers’ self organization.
IndustriALL has 50 affiliates in the CIS region. In a region torn by political conflicts and attacks on workers’ rights, working together is the key to successful trade unions. Unity was a central theme to the discussions at IndustriALL’s sub-regional meeting in Moldova on 3 – 4 September.
After three years of employers blocking work on the application of ILO norms, this year’s International Labour Conference reaches a series of important conclusions on Mexico, Bangladesh, Swaziland and social protection.
IndustriALL Global Union joined nearly 4500 delegates from 169 countries attending the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland from 1 to 13 June.
Recent reports from both the ILO and the OECD reveal a shift from the standard employment model to an increased use of precarious work. This is linked to a rise in income inequality.
IndustriALL took part in a tripartite Meeting of Experts on Non-Standard Forms of Employment which has agreed conclusions to significantly strengthen the ILO’s responses to precarious work
Workers around the globe staged a series of protests against employers’ attempts to challenge and potentially remove workers’ fundamental right to strike. This right is an integral part of the ILO Freedom of Association Convention 87.
The fundamental right to strike is under attack from employers and governments at the International Labour Organization (ILO), which sets global standards on labour rights.
Watch this IndustriALL Global Union video about the violations faced by workers in Iran and their struggle to create independent trade unions in a country where they are banned.
Glass workers union in Turkey, Kristal-İş, has lodged an official complaint against the Turkish government at the ILO, for violation of freedom of association, the right to collective bargaining, and the right to strike.
The right to strike is an essential element of freedom of association and collective bargaining. Global unions are determined to defend this fundamental right around the world against attacks from employers and governments.
At the International Labour Conference (ILC) in June 2014, during the discussions in the Committee on Application of Standards, the Employers’ Group persisted to deny that the right to strike forms part of the ILO Convention 87, thus undermining the decades’ long practice of international law application.
For the seventh time in the last ten years Belarus has been blacklisted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The decision by the ILO to highlight Belarus as a country regularly violating workers' and trade union rights was made on 3 June during the annual International Labour Conference, which took place in Geneva (Switzerland).
Multinationals are often accused of having a tin ear for the plight of workers, an attitude very much in evidence this week than in the way BHP Billiton is slashing jobs at its Cerro Matoso nickel mine in Colombia.
IndustriALL Global Union calls upon its affiliates to join the campaign launched by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), demanding to establish an ILO Commission of Inquiry to investigate the systematic violation of trade union rights in Fiji.
Thai government promise ratification of ILO Core Labour Rights by 2014
On 15 July the ILO launched a new project called “Work in Freedom” to provide women migrant workers from South Asia with a more secure future.
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